Doctor Who Nightmare in Silver Review: Meh

Clara:  I trust the Doctor

Captain:  Do you think he knows what he’s doing

Clara:  I wouldn’t go that far

Doctor Who: Nightmare in Silver 2013

I was never a fan of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series as a comic book guy and although I enjoyed the Doctor’s Wife very much I wasn’t all excited by his return.

This story has a few gems such as the line above and the cyber-mites  but it has a lot more problems and holes than gems and Gaimen major modification corrects the whole millions of Cybermen aren’t the equal of a couple of Daleks business.

The list is long, the isle of misfit soldiers is only fair  as is the  chess game as a device.  The argument on if they are on the moon or not (Even the British education system teaches the lack of air) doesn’t work, nor the Cyberman fast when the plot calls for it then dead marching slow otherwise.  The Cyberman is emotional when it’s good for the plot and then not, pretty lame.

But there is one plot whole above all and that’s the children.

When given the chance to take the children home the Doctor who clearly sees there is significant danger, not only doesn’t do so, when he could (and return instantly via the fast return switch to hunt all the Cybermen he wants) and failing that he could have simply kept them in the Tardis which has plenty of stuff to keep him busy.

That is about as big a plot hole as there is particularly since he is busy taking himself out of time.

Now the acting continues to be first-rate.  Smith & Coleman do a fine job with what they’re given and the support cast does a pretty good job with the material, and the visuals are fine, including the Cyberman re-design.

But the plot holes are big enough to fly the Valiant through.

Maybe it unfair to expect so much from a TV series but that’s what happens when you have a high quality series particularly one that you stretch a single season into two.

Well at least there wasn’t a temporal paradox anywhere in sight.

 

MSM Conventional Wisdom Circa May 5th 2013 vs This Morning

Chancellor Durken: I will have to say: This morning, I was the leader of the universe as I know it. This afternoon, I’m only a voice in a chorus

Star Trek TNG First Contact 1991

Kay:  Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you’ll know tomorrow.

Men in Black 1997

You’ve got to love the conventional wisdom of the MSM, consider it was only seven days ago that according to our media betters:

1. Benghazi was a non story promulgated by Fox news

2. Anyone who said the IRS targeted the TeaParty was a conspiracy theorist

3. People who said Democrats wanted to confiscate guns were from the fringe of the NRA or wacko bloggers

Remember one week ago all of those things were conventional wisdom in every MSM and to suggest otherwise meant you were some kind of partisan nut to be ignored and ridiculed.

Something to think about next time you see the MSM or someone on twitter tweet that you can’t believe story X because it was on Fox, Breitbart, Rush or Drudge.

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As I start a new week and a new quest for the $300 I need to pay myself and as you decide to help me along or no, consider this: Where would all these stories be without conservative media and how much would the left pay to shut us all up?